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Wilson, Henry W., 1 plan,
Wilstach, Baldwin, and Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, :
Winchell, Rev. Rensselaer,
Winchendon. Public Library,
Winchester, Caleb T., Librarian of Wesleyan University,

Middletown, Conn.,
Winslow, Mrs. Ellen A.,
Winsor, Justin,
Winthrop, Hon. Robert C.,
Wisconsin, State of,

Historical Society, 1 newspaper slip,
Institution for the Education of the Blind, Janesville,

Office of the Secretary of State,
Woburn, Town of,
Woodman, Cyrus, Cambridge, 1 map,
Woodward, Joseph T., Augusta, Me.,
Worcester, City of,

Free Public Library,
Worthington, Flanders, and Co.,
Wuertembergischer Thierschutzverein, Stuttgart, Wurtem-

berg, .
Yale College, New Haven, Conn.,

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TOTAL CIRCULATION.

BATES HALL.

LOWER HALL.

EAST BOSTON BRANOI.

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383

693 Feb. 27

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Year.

No. of days open.

Issues.

Daily
Average.

a 1854 142

35,389

1855286

81,281

82,661

1856284

1857 288

89,423

61858/197

75,570

pendix XI. n Includes books borrowed and returned the same day, on white slips, as shown in Apseventy-eight days. k Includes B. H., L. H., and E. B. Branch. and if hall issues be excluded, there will be record of 293,710 volumes used at home. i Open tral library only. h If the issues at East Boston be excluded, this footing would be 296,315; closed for examination). e New restrictions put upon costly books. f Nine months. Ô Cena Six months. 6 Removal of the library. c Ten months. d Eleven months (library not

m See report for 1868. NOTE. White slips are used for drawing books for home use, or hall use, one at a time. When books are drawn for reference, green slips are used, and several volumes may be in use in the hall by one person at the same time by means of these slips.

APPENDIX X.

(Books issued, No account is made of the great use of books within the Library rails.)

CIRCULATION.

CITY DOCUMENT.

1859 254 149,468 588 1,335 Mar. 5

149,468 588 1,335
1860 297 151,020 508 1,052 Feb. 4

151,020 508 1,052
1861 274 160,877 587 1,303 Feb. 23

160,877 587 1,303
1862 288180,302 626 1,517 Mar. 1 7,400|10,263 17,663

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162,639 565
C1863 215 138,027 644 1,534 Feb. 7 5,222 7,124 12,346 57

125,681 585
1864 280 184,035 664 1,421 Feb. 27 7,468 11,057 18,525 66

165,510 591
1865 275 194,627 708 1,464 Nov. 1910,371 13,090 23,461

171,166 622
1866 278) 193,862 732 1,589 Feb. 10||e9,763 10,438 20,201

173,661635
1867 277 m208,963 754 1,813 Feb. 2313,696 11,553 25,249 92 157 152 (183,714 662

1868 279 175,727 630 1,323 Feb. 1 17,020 16,854 33,874 121 332 250 161 141,853 508 1,050
à 1869284 218,677 770 1,498 Feb. 201|23,203 19,702 42,905 151 307 164 178|175,772 619 1,239
f 1870 230 210,963 917 1,768 Feb. 19|25,996 21,601 47,597 207 441 191 293 161,631703 1,385 1,735 163,366

1871 307 1322,445 9965 91,856 Jan. 28 31,08034,225 65,205 212 457 242 242 227,579 741 1,413 3,531 231,110 25,151 i 335 586 979| 26,130 1872 308 380,343 K1,234|k2,425 Mar. 1623,159/27,092 50,2511 163 286 230 184 248,029 805 1,472'6,217 254,246 74.804) 243 609'1,042 75,846

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Books returned for each month. (Books issued appear in Appendix X.)

LOWER HALL.

APPENDIX XI.

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The largest weekly number of applicants at the Central Library was 202, for the week beginning Oct. 30, 1871; and the smallest 56, for the week beginning May 29, 1872 (the Library was closed part of Dedication Day); and the weekly average has been 128. The largest number of applicants in any one day was 39 for Feb. 28; the smallest 2 for Sept. 18.

Up to October, 1870, there had been a large number of applicants from the beginning of the present registration, who had not called for their cards, and a system was then begun of notifying applicants of six months standing that their cards were held subject to their order for one month longer, and if then not called for the application would be cancelled. Under this rule at the Central Library there had been sent this year 327 notices, and 264 applications had been cancelled, leaving 63 cases which were satisfactorily adjusted.

The number of applicants, who are residents of Dorchester, since January 1st, 1870 (when they became entitled to the privileges of the Library), is 565 for 1870, 293 for 1871, and 295 for 1872 — total, 1,153.

Most of the cards refused” are for reason of non-residency or being under age.

Since the change was made in the registration of fines, March 16, 1869, cards have been retained for non-payment of fines, until redeemed, and May 1, 1871, the Clerk had in his possession 505 such cards. There have been 273 cards detained during the past year.

Applications are sent to the police, when the Directory and all other means of verification fail.

CARDS LOST. 2,493 notices of such were given at the Central Library during the year, and 1,636 were restored on further application.

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NOTE. - The column of Received since » denotes those received of the “Total recom

“” mended” the same year. What may be in subsequent years received of such “ Total recommended," does not appear in this table. For instance, of the 1,120 – (183+423) = 514 not received in 1868 of the total recommended that year, a large part has since been received.

* The partial disuse of the Bates Hall, on account of the alterations going on, affected this number:

Patents. The American and French Patents have been placed in an alcove contiguous to the room of the British Patents, and the whole collection put in charge of a curator. No record is made of the use of either the American or French Patents.

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